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Old 07-20-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Curious...OME 2" lift

The OME 2" lift seems to come only with shocks and springs. I wondering if the SBL's and a brake line relocation needs to be considered as well.

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Old 07-20-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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nope. the droop is not that much more than stock. some folks, depending on how much it settles, like getting things like adjustable lower control arms for the front and front and rear adjustable track bars, but it will drive and off road just fine without

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i always recommend you lengthen your brake lines with any lift. at very least by the cheap bracket or make yourself one.

some people claim 4" from OME Heavy Duty Coils. In that case it would be very dangerous with stock brake lines on road.
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here is my abs (rear) and brake lines in the front with the 2" ome coils and shocks.

that is with an extended 6" brake line.

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i Guess it depends on which length shocks you go with. the OME 2" shocks are only about an 1" longer than stock, so there is literally no need. If you go with the long travels well, thats a different story. I started off with the OME kit with the standard 4door springs, netted about 2.5" of lift. was able to go wheeling with the sway bar disconnected and no issues (or other mods)
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i Guess it depends on which length shocks you go with. the OME 2" shocks are only about an 1" longer than stock, so there is literally no need. If you go with the long travels well, thats a different story. I started off with the OME kit with the standard 4door springs, netted about 2.5" of lift. was able to go wheeling with the sway bar disconnected and no issues (or other mods)
good point sneck
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I actually like the OME kits...not plugging Quadratec here, their website just makes product browsing easy, anyhow, I note that using Q-tec you can get:

- coil pairs at 160 each, 320 all around
- shocks at about 85 each, or 340 all around

So, this allows you to put together exactly the spring package you want, front and rear and then add things like the brake line extensions, adjustable track bar, control arms, etc.

The only downside is it's not one stop, all inclusive with new hard parts.
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I actually like the OME kits...not plugging Quadratec here, their website just makes product browsing easy, anyhow, I note that using Q-tec you can get:

- coil pairs at 160 each, 320 all around
- shocks at about 85 each, or 340 all around

So, this allows you to put together exactly the spring package you want, front and rear and then add things like the brake line extensions, adjustable track bar, control arms, etc.

The only downside is it's not one stop, all inclusive with new hard parts.
I usually recommend talking with a vendor who knows jeeps (like jason at krawl offroad or dave at northridge). There are like 5 different types of OME spring types you choose from, and 3-4 different shock lengths. The pricing is pretty much all the same, but there is a huge difference in what you can get; I know when I ordered my lift I called dave, told him I wanted OME, and he asked me all sorts of questions to get me the right setup
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Pluke those vids could also be answers to:

Why a Stubby Bumper?
Why Sway bar disconnects
Why Flat Fenders
and maybe why Lockers?

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I usually recommend talking with a vendor who knows jeeps (like jason at krawl offroad or dave at northridge). There are like 5 different types of OME spring types you choose from, and 3-4 different shock lengths. The pricing is pretty much all the same, but there is a huge difference in what you can get; I know when I ordered my lift I called dave, told him I wanted OME, and he asked me all sorts of questions to get me the right setup
Although I'm not new to offroading, I wheeled an H2, I am a knowledge virgin when it comes to lifts. When I make my move, which is when I have the $$, I'll give them a call.
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I suppose it won't hurt to ask some professional advice...at least OME does a reasonable job of telling you the intended use of their springs. Sadly, no one seems ready to indulge the engineer in me and give me what I really want: number of coils, length unloaded, length at coil bind, spring rate(s). After all, I'd much rather see the spec on what I'm buying than not. It'd be like buying ammunition without knowing the bullet weight, type, materials, construction and muzzle velocity.

Anyhow, I left some parts of the trail I was on today flatter than I found them...I could use a little lift for sure...or flat fenders and bigger tires...or all of the above.
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I usually recommend talking with a vendor who knows jeeps (like jason at krawl offroad or dave at northridge). There are like 5 different types of OME spring types you choose from, and 3-4 different shock lengths. The pricing is pretty much all the same, but there is a huge difference in what you can get; I know when I ordered my lift I called dave, told him I wanted OME, and he asked me all sorts of questions to get me the right setup
yeah, they are all labeled 2", but they net a variety of lift, a good consideration to make
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I suppose it won't hurt to ask some professional advice...at least OME does a reasonable job of telling you the intended use of their springs. Sadly, no one seems ready to indulge the engineer in me and give me what I really want: number of coils, length unloaded, length at coil bind, spring rate(s). After all, I'd much rather see the spec on what I'm buying than not. It'd be like buying ammunition without knowing the bullet weight, type, materials, construction and muzzle velocity.

Anyhow, I left some parts of the trail I was on today flatter than I found them...I could use a little lift for sure...or flat fenders and bigger tires...or all of the above.
The only way to go. No one is going to give you all the information you are asking for. Sometimes, you gotta let experience take over and ask (and trust) someone with more knowledge about a product give an opinion. I understand where you are coming from (I'm and Engr. too). I talked to Dave and Northridge and he set me up with an OME lift that was perfect for my situation.

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